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Monta Vista High School is a public school in Cupertino, California. It has 2,488 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 96% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 230 reviews written and they have been mixed.

21840 Mcclellan Rd
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 366-7600

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 230 reviews
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    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I'm not sure what makes this school so challenging. But my advice is to just make the best of it and do your own thing.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Everyone is physically safe from violence (once in a great while there is an armed man nearby campus but I think the school does a god job of handling these situations and it rarely happens) and I have never seen any gangs, physical bullying, or any student-to-student violence. However, I feel as if the pressure to be a perfect student with perfect grades makes me feel uneasy at times in a way. Also, theft in the locker rooms are pretty common and people have stolen my candy and money, and other people have had their phones, pants, laptops, money and other items swiped. I have not witnessed anyone doing drugs, smoking or drinking, but I hear rumors that quite a few people get drunk or high off of campus in order to relieve themselves of the academic pressure.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 2
    Food: The food in the cafeteria isn't the greatest tasting or the healthiest. It's also really expensive. I can tell they try to encourage healthy eating by installing vending machines with supposedly healthy food - Clif bars, Pirate's Booty, etc - but our school newsletter recently did an online article on how it's not necessarily the healthiest option still.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: The dress code here is basically nonexistent as long as you are wearing something that covers all of the common sense areas (no swimsuits). I dislike the person who works at attendance because he was rude to me about an attendance policy I didn't know.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: Naturally as a school that focuses so much on academics, sports isn't as emphasized as it would be at other schools. But the bleachers are packed at football games and I have plenty of friends who do school sports.

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4.33 John F. Kennedy Middle School Public
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4.33 Cupertino Middle School Public
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4.33 Sam H. Lawson Middle School Public
4.00 L.P. Collins Elementary School Public
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4.33 Montclaire Elementary School Public
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St. Simon Parish School Private, Religious
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4.00 John Muir Elementary School Public
Stratford School - Sunnyvale De Anza Park Private
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4.00 Sunnyvale Middle School Public
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4.33 Joaquin Miller Middle School Public
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4.33 Christa McAuliffe Elementary School Public
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 John F. Kennedy Middle School 0 mi. 1,328
4.33 Homestead High School 2 mi. 2,276
4.33 Mountain View High School 3 mi. 1,805
4.00 Fremont High School 3 mi. 1,984
4.33 Cupertino High School 3 mi. 1,813

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Student Diversity

Monta Vista High School United States Cupertino High School Fremont High School Homestead High School John F. Kennedy Middle School Mountain View High School
Asian 77.0% 4.7% 60.0% 27.0% 39.0% 78.0% 24.0%
White 17.0% 51.6% 23.0% 21.0% 38.0% 18.0% 52.0%
Hispanic 2.0% 24.5% 11.0% 44.0% 16.0% 2.0% 18.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.6% 1.0% 2.0% 2.0% 0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
African American 0% 15.2% 1.0% 2.0% 1.0% 0% 2.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0%


Grade 9 24.5%
Grade 10 25.8%
Grade 11 26.6%
Grade 12 23.2%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 21% Yes
  • 38% Not sure.
  • 42% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 50% Good learning environment
  • 17% The handful of great teachers
  • 8% Facilities
  • 8% Well-knit social circles
  • 8% You CAN learn if you want to
  • 8% People are pretty accepting here

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 23% Stress
  • 22% Workload
  • 17% Competition
  • 13% Lack of diversity
  • 10% Bad teachers
  • 8% Too many people at this school
  • 5% Culture
  • 2% Everything

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 15 responses

  • 40% More academics-oriented people than normal
  • 20% Its full of students who care more for schoolwork
  • 20% It is very competitive but has school spirit
  • 20% No one has a life

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 53% Very stressful and competitive
  • 40% Academically intensive
  • 7% Book-smart
  • 0% Hassle

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 50% Time management and knowing your interests
  • 38% Do well in classes, but search for your interests
  • 6% Don't follow the crowd if you have different likes
  • 6% Dare to be different
  • 0% Run away if you can

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 31% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 54% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 15% I hate everything about this school.